New York Times Book Reviews

‘Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams,’ by Louisa Thomas

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:23
Louisa Adams and her husband, John Quincy, had deep emotional bonds but clashed as often as they bonded.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Spain in Our Hearts’

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:57
Adam Hochschild talks about “Spain in Our Hearts”; Anna Quindlen discusses “Miller’s Valley”; and John Williams talks about James McBride and James Brown.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:17
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:07
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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‘Rush Oh!’ by Shirley Barrett

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:00
This historical novel centers on a whale hunt in early-20th-century Australia.









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‘The Summer Before the War,’ by Helen Simonson

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:00
Imagining English gentry on the eve of World War I.









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Danielle Dutton’s ‘Margaret the First’

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
Historical fiction revives a celebrity of old London.









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‘Alligator Candy: A Memoir,’ by David Kushner

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
A kidnapping and murder changed a family and a culture.









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‘Lust and Wonder,’ by Augusten Burroughs

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
The memoirist navigates the shoals of romance in the 1990s.









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‘Save Room for Pie,’ by Roy Blount Jr.

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:57
Lyrical ruminations on food — making it, tasting it, talking about it.









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‘And After Many Days,’ by Jowhor Ile

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:55
A disappearance in Nigeria sets the stage in a novel of grief, family and politics.









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Jane Mendelsohn’s ‘Burning Down the House’

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:54
Two teenage girls join a real estate mogul’s faltering fold, one the adopted scion, the other a nanny escaping her past.









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‘A Place Called Winter,’ by Patrick Gale

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:53
An Edwardian man is sent into exile on the Canadian plains when his secret gay life is exposed.









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Crime: Philip Kerr’s ‘The Other Side of Silence,’ and More

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:50
Philip Kerr’s new novel involves bridge, blackmail and spies.









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Inside the List

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:12
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel, “The Nest,” sold for seven figures, but the author says: “I was just hoping someone would want it.”









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Open Book: The Poor Creatures

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:26
“Melancholy Accidents” reprints newspaper reports, spanning the years 1739 to 1916, about firearm-related deaths in this country.









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Letters: Chisholm for President

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:25
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ellen Fitzpatrick’s “The Highest Glass Ceiling,” Adam Cohen’s “Imbeciles” and more.









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By the Book: Gwyneth Paltrow: By the Book

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 08:55
The actress and co-author, most recently, of “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” cried while reading Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life.”









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Children’s Books: ‘The Secret Subway,’ by Shana Corey

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:47
A picture book resurrects a long-forgotten mini-subway built under New York City streets in 1870.









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Kathryn Harrison’s ‘True Crimes: A Family Album’

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 04:30
Kathryn Harrison explores her dark thoughts and obsessions in a collection of essays.









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